Pisgah Baptista | Pisgah Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
85 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay
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Pisgah BaptistaPisgah Baptista
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
pisgahbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of augustgarage
3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to (I think) mikesgroove for this one! Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip. 2007 vintage...

Unique color - a moderately cloudy persian orange body, with a milky ring of froth. Not much of a head, but superior retention for the ABV and age. Delicate sandy lacing.

Deeply funky vinous aroma with rose hips, melon, cork and vanilla in the background. Floral, estery, and unique.

Very strange palate entry - big waves of bubble-gum, cotton candy, and a hint of citrus. Very mild spicy hops and a background of clean malt try but fail to balance out the sugars which are only kept from being undrinkable thanks to the complexity of the yeast. Some spice throughout (can't place them, maybe cardamom?), and a candy-coated finish.

Rich almost syrupy mouth-feel with decent carbonation.

Spices and sweetness add some interesting flavor and aroma, but they substantially overwhelm the base ingredients. A well preserved but weird beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of marvin213
2.61/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A little on the light side, it's easy to see thru the light brown liquid. The base is a caramel-coated green apple, and that's pretty cool! I suppose one big hit here involves the insufficient Belgian yeast. As others have noted, it's a little on the sweet side. The bready maltiness is subtle at best. It is indeed overboard on the sweet side. I don't wholly grasp all the chemistry involved, but what if more (better?) Belgian yeast were to eat up on this caramel candy even more? Would we have a higher ABV, spicier BSDA...or might we end up with more of an English barleywine? Pisgah can absolutely offer up some dope ass beers--and this one's okay--but it's a relative miss from them.

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3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Happy Earth Day. A bottle that is at least two, if not three, years old. In a goblet.

A: The pale ale is appropriately named, a lighter golden color that sparkles in its transparency. Wispy bands of head are all that remain from the initial pour.

S: Sweet caramel, overpoweringly so; I fear that this beer didn't last until 2019 as promised on the label. Residual sweetness, thank you Belgian yeast, adds some diversity to the nose.

T: Not entirely gone, although that caramelly flavor is building in intensity. Light fruits, think white grapes and apples, come from the yeast. The ale is still well carbonated, the zesty heat of the bubbles coming through in each sip. The ale loses all sweetness by the finish, a dry landscape left behind. I can taste the tripel-like spice and strength combination; it peeps through the caramel flavors sporadically.

M: Just a little long in the tooth here, too much caramel for its own good. I'll be visiting Pisgah in less than four weeks; I'll be looking for a re-try.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.35/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours about a finger of white head. Color is a hazed golden yellow.

Aroma: A fairly sweet nose coming from this one. Some orange peel spice and other fruits. Maybe pears and dried red apples. Some yeasty flavors showing.

Taste: The taste is incredibly sweet, too sweet. It is so sugary. Has some of the flavors from the nose, but it's hard to pick them out over the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy stickiness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with more sweetness.

Overall, I didn't really like this beer because of how overly sweet it was. It just wasn't enjoyable. Not for me.

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Pisgah Baptista from Pisgah Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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